Political Ecologies of War and Forests: Counterinsurgencies and the Making of National Natures

@article{Peluso2011PoliticalEO,
  title={Political Ecologies of War and Forests: Counterinsurgencies and the Making of National Natures},
  author={Nancy Lee Peluso and Peter Vandergeest},
  journal={Annals of the Association of American Geographers},
  year={2011},
  volume={101},
  pages={587 - 608}
}
We examine the significance of a specific type of political violence—counterinsurgency—in the making of political forests, providing a link between literatures on the political ecology of forests and the geographies of war. During the Cold War, particularly between the 1950s and the end of the 1970s, natures were remade in relation to nation-states in part through engagements with “insurgencies” and “emergencies” staged from forested territories. These insurgencies represented alternative… Expand
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